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August 22, 2009
Missing Swimmer Found in Androscoggin River
Augusta, Maine - The body of a swimmer missing since Thursday afternoon was recovered from the Androscoggin River was located at approximately 6 p.m. today (Saturday, August 22, 2009).
Brian Jewett of Pownal, who would have celebrated his 31st birthday today, was last seen by witnesses swimming in the river near the Brunswick-Topsham Swinging Bridge at approximately 1:50 p.m. Thursday.
He was found above the hydroelectric dam.
The Maine Warden Service, and Brunswick and Topsham Police Departments searched for Mr. Jewett today. They received assistance over the last couple of days from divers from the Maine Department of Marine Resources, Maine State Police and Maine Search and Rescue Dogs.
The Maine Medical examiner's Office will determine the cause of death.
Mr. Jewett's family has been notified.
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